Camp at Usal Beach on the Lost Coast

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Camp at one of the last few significantly developed and remote coastlines in California. This piece of wilderness will make you feel like you are in another world.

Getting to Usal beach can be a little tricky, but it is well worth the effort. Usal Road (Mendocino Country Rd 431) is found 13 miles north of Westport or 14.5 miles southwest of Legget on Highway 1. The turn off is extremely easy to miss so it is recommended to use your odometer to gauge how close you are to Usal Road. There is a small white sign at the entrance to the road. The road itself is a very tight and winding strip of gravel that takes you to the campground. It is roughly 6 miles from Highway 1 to the campsite. An AWD or 4WD vehicle is recommended.

The campsite itself is very primitive. There are fire rings and small outhouses dotting the area. There is no potable water, but water can be taken from the creek and boiled or filtered.

You can access the Lost Coast Trail from this site and see what else the Sinkyone Wilderness has to offer.

Pack List

  • AWD or 4WD Car
  • Camping Gear
  • Food and Water
  • Photography Gear
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Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Surfing, Swimming

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Year Round


Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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Adventurer, Photographer, Impact Investor. I work with companies that want to have a positive impact on the world around them.

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